Final Essay - Berneman 1 Rachel Berneman Mrs Altenbernd English MO1A 16 December 2019 Funding of Planned Parenthood More than 4 million Americans rely

Final Essay - Berneman 1 Rachel Berneman Mrs Altenbernd...

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Berneman 1Rachel BernemanMrs. AltenberndEnglish MO1A16 December 2019Funding of Planned ParenthoodMore than 4 million Americans rely on affordable family planning services throughTitle X, and about 1.5 million of them get their care at Planned Parenthood health centers. Planned Parenthood is a nonprofit organization that provides health care, does research, and gives advice on family planning, reproductive problems, and methods to prevent pregnancies. Today, there are about 700 Planned Parenthood health care centers throughout the United States. Their mission is to provide affordable health care services in settings which protects the privacy and rights of each individual; advocates public policies which guarantee these rights and ensures access to services; provides educational programs which enhances the understanding of individual implications of human sexuality, and promotes research and the advancement of technology in reproductive healthcare. Recently, there has been a lot of debate regarding the issue of abortions. Non-profit organizations that wish to provide abortion-related services should not be cut from governmental funding or forced to get rid of those services in order to receive funding.Planned Parenthood was founded in 1917, on the idea that women should have the information and healthcare they need to live strong and healthy lives. Planned Parenthood gets funding from government reimbursements and grants, non-government revenue, and private donations. Most of their federal and state funding
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Berneman 2comes from Medicaid which is health coverage provided for those eligible for the program. Patients use Medicaid to obtain preventative services like birth control, cancer screenings, and STD testing and treatments at no cost when they visit Planned Parenthood health care centers. Title X is a federal program that guarantees family planning program services that pay for essential, preventive health care services that Planned Parenthood provides. Funding from both, Medicaid and Title X, are provided to low-income and uninsured individuals at reduced or no cost. For many people, their private insurance coverage providers may pay for services at Planned Parenthood health centers. Other people's providers may not cover those services, or they may not have any health insurance and instead pay out-of-pocket for their health care. Private donations are critical because they fund programs that help patients pay for services that they can not afford. It allows many Planned Parenthood health centers to use a sliding-scale fee system, based on the patient’s income, to make the cost more affordable for their patients. There are some restrictions about what certain types of funding can go towards. For example, no federal money can be used to pay for abortionservices except in rare cases of rape, incest, or if the pregnant person’s life is in danger.In addition, many grants that Planned Parenthood receives, only fund specific
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